John Lewis New Fine European Duck Down Standard Pillow, Medium

Product information

Comfortable and supportive, this luxuriously soft standard pillow from our duck down range is filled with 90% duck down and 10% duck feather and is encased in a woven jacquard cotton cover with piped detail.
Down-proofed to prevent any down or feathers from disturbing your sleep, it is naturally breathable.
John Lewis
Cover material
100% cotton
L75 x W50cm
Eligible for International Delivery
90% duck down, 10% duck feather
Ideal for
Back sleepers
Thread Count
Tumble Dry
Yes, at high temperature
Washing Instructions
Machine washable at 40°C


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Q & As


John Lewis New Fine European Duck Down Standard Pillow, Medium 2.8 5 10 10
ultimately not usable! This pillow would have been ideal but sadly we were defeated by the awful farmyard smell which just does not dissipate. Earnestly hope the manufacture investigates this urgently! 29 July 2014
Comfortable (soft) pillow The pillow is soft, but just about supportive enough for me. It works as a top pillow over a harder one. I haven't suffered feathers poking through that I read of with some pillows. It does need a good airing though. I don't think the smell out of the bag is as offensive as some would have you believe, but I would give it serveral days as a minimum. 20 July 2014
Awful smell The pillow is average - reasonably comfortable but the smell is really disturbing. I washed it, aired it out, sprayed it with dettol - it just won't come out! I have to buy a new pillow as this one was a waste of money. 14 June 2014
Scrunchable comfort I find this pillow both soft and scrunchable - unlike the foam filled variety. It does not exhibit the unpleasant odours characteristic of other similar products. Good value and highly recommended. 01 June 2014
Duck down and feather pillows Having spent about 2 years, and a lot of money trying to find decent pillows, I have finally found them. As with all natural pillows and quilts, you need to air them before using, but mine were on the bed and ready to be slept on in a couple of hours. I am now sleeping really well at night because they're so comfortable. 26 April 2014
Comfort and luxury I have always been a fan of duck or goose down pillows and duvets and nothing else would do for me. I recently replenished on my pillow stock and bought these. They are excellent and very comfortable. Superb sleep on these pillows. As for the other reviews regarding the smell - a good advice was provided by JL staff to air the pillows for a couple of days before using them. The smell disappears with airing, but as I have grown up with bedding filled with natural down, it doesn't bother me. The smell does go away in time and with airing and all bedding from natural materials should be aired regularly. No substitute for synthetics would ever do for me. Thank you John Lewis and I hope you keep this excellent product on your shelves. 02 April 2014
Comfy but smell very unpleasant I bought these pillows on 6th Feb. it's the first time I had bought some nice pillows for myself and whilst they are very comfortable, I have to say they do smell unpleasantly like a farm. The problem is I have slept on them now and I don't believe I can take them back. It's a shame that the comfort has been compromised. If they didn't smell, I would give them a much higher rating. 15 February 2014
Shocking for the price! Finally persuaded my other half to try duck down pillow as he normally prefers synthetic...we paid a lot more for these than we would normally pay for pillows and they are horrible . His worst nightmare the smell of DUCK!! They are not even the same, one is more puffy and more supportive but stinks of duck and the other is less full and therefore unsupportive and I might as well lie on the mattress..really unhappy and shocked by the poor quality for the price and amazed they could get onto john lewis shelves. 18 January 2014
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